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Charles Lyell

Sir Charles Lyell, 1st Baronet, FRS was a Scottish geologist who demonstrated the power of existing natural causes in explaining Earth history. He is best known as the author of Principles of Geology, which presented for a wide public audience the idea that the Earth was shaped by the same natural processes still in operation today, operating at similar intensities. The philosopher William Whewell termed this gradualistic view "uniformitarianism" and... Read More

BornNovember 14, 1797
Kinnordy House, Angus, Scotland
Died22 February 1875 (aged 77)
Harley Street, London, England
NationalityScottish
FieldsGeology

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